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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Upgrayedd, Sep 17, 2020.
No watch. But I know what time it is!
Atomic is great for timekeeping but I like mechanicals. I’d rather adjust it daily and have a conversation with it than have it be totally accurate. I especially like manual wind watches as they force the owner to interact with the machine. The interaction with the watch is what makes the relationship special.
I hear ya, but I love my Citizens. Eco Drive and Atomic Time. Technology rules!
I have several watches but rarely wear one anymore. I've had a G Shock for 20 years and it's the best watch I've ever owned. I've killed two Eco drives and an Invicta.
I've thought about the Samsung Galaxy watch but don't think I'd wear it enough to justify the expense.
Wear a watch?
Sure! My favorites are two different Timex Chronograph watches and a Casio G Shock from Walmart ($20). When mowing, I use a Casio "Forester."
I bought a higher end Casio watch and it came with docs on setting and operation. There were also instructions online. The docs were terrible! I couldn't get the thing to work, so I put everything in a zip Lock bag and tossed it in a box, never to be seen again!
Always. Punctuality is an obsession of mine.
Except when I'm on the beach (I don't want tan lines on my wrist).
Normally can't stand the feeling on my arm. Saying that I have a nice Seiko that I where for formal events.
I have my grandfathers watch. His parents gave it to him upon graduation from high school. He’s dead and everybody he knows is dead. It still ticks. It ticks away the time like no modern technology can replicate.
I lost it once. I had it in my pocket at a Barnes and Noble bookstore. Sitting in a couch. I left and later realized it was gone. I sped back there and found it under the couch cushions. Oh boy was I happy to find it! I never made that mistake again.
5 in daily rotation, from G Shock to Rolex .
In short, a watch isn’t about telling the time. If you have no emotional attachment to your watch, you are wearing the wrong watch.
I wear a watch all the time. I don't have a smart phone so I need a watch to know when happy hour starts.
It's surprisingly difficult to find a simple, well-designed digital watch. Most watches that I see are bulky and have only a small portion of the screen devoted to actually displaying the time. Please, just give me the hour and minutes in large, legible digits and the date and seconds on the margin. It shouldn't be hard.
I don't even know where my watches are - it has been so long since I wore one I bet the batteries are dead. Do batteries last more than 10 years?
You really should have offered more options in the poll -
1. Yes I use it to tell time
2. Yes I use it to try and impress people
3. Yes always have - don't like change - I still get my hair cut the same way I did in high school
4. Yes when someone says - what time is it - I am always the first one to answer!
5. Yes I am all about new technology
6. No use my phone to tell the time
7. No I don't care what time it is
8. No I have people that keep track of my schedule
9. No I don't like the way they feel/look
10. No not since I retired
I could go on but you get the idea.
Always. Love the feel of a watch on my wrist.
If you got an Apple Watch and think it is redundant, you don't know how to use it.
It is clear you have never owned a fine timepiece, or appreciate craftsmanship. I be willing to bet you think cars are just transportation.
You appear narrowminded and that you don't understand people that have finer tastes or more money than you.
Just get a cheap analog Casio if time is all you care about. I had a love affair with a watch as a kid. It was a dual display Casio with analog and digital displays. Man I loved that thing. Lost it in a lake. I need the analog display to see what the time is. I want to see the time not read the time.
I outgrew wearing a watch at about the sixth grade.
Up until the cell phone if I needed a timepiece I carried it in my pocket.
I don't wear a watch. I like them. Have two or three. I kept damaging them to the point they wouldn't work anymore so I decided maybe a wrist watch just wasn't for me. Same with glasses. Several years ago I decided to give glasses one more try. Trial period was six months. Nope. Just not gonna work for me. Back to contact lens and cheap cheaters. Cheaters last about two weeks for me.
Of course I do, 24/7. Even in retirement, time is important.
I wear a Casio ‘Pathfinder’ for constant access to time (Greenwich adjusted daily) and date in large format. The battery is always fully juiced with solar power. Stop watch and compass functions are built in but seldom used. This watch is durable beyond description.
Peeking at your wrist is faster and less intrusive than checking a phone.